Danielle joined chambers in 2020 and represents defendants in all areas of criminal law and associated work. She has particular expertise in representing children and young people and is known for being extremely personable as well as technically and strategically astute.
Shina Animashaun and Danielle Manson of the Garden Court Criminal Defence Team featured on Channel 4 News alongside The Secret Barrister in the final part of a four-part Channel 4 feature on the criminal justice system, entitled 'Justice in a Pandemic'.
24 July 2020
On 11 June Mukhtiar Singh and Danielle Manson of Garden Court Joshua spoke to Joshua Rozenberg on BBC Radio 4 'Law in Action' on 'Raising the Bar?'
12 June 2019
Prior to commencing pupillage Danielle worked at law reform charity JUSTICE as their criminal justice policy intern where her research contributed to JUSTICE’s intervention in the Supreme Court case of R (on the application of Hallam) and R (on the application of Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice  UKSC 2 in relation to the statutory provisions governing eligibility for compensation for miscarriages of justice.
Whilst studying law at university, Danielle also managed the Innocence Project; working on a range of criminal appeals and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (‘CCRC’). In recognition of her commitment to the project, she was nominated for the Chancellor’s Medal upon graduation and continues to sit on the CCRC’s Stakeholder Forum as an established practitioner.
Bursary Award for Excellence in Advocacy (Criminal Bar Association)
Lord Denning Scholarship (The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn)
JUSTICE Internship Award (Kalisher Trust)
Danielle is regularly approached by members of the press and asked to comment on issues concerning the criminal justice system. She has appeared on Radio 4’s Law in Action, the BBC Sunday Politics Show and featured in pieces written for the Financial Times and the Times.
BPTC, the College of Law (Very Competent)
LLB Law, the University of Sheffield (2.1)
Criminal Bar Association Social Mobility Committee
Young Barristers Committee
Bar Council Social Mobility Advocate
Young Legal Aid Lawyers
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
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